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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 14, 2021

This is the story of the mastermind behind one of the largest "fake news" operations in the US.

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...For two years, he ran websites and Facebook groups that spread bogus stories, conspiracy theories, and propaganda. Under him was a dedicated team of writers and editors paid to produce deceptive content -- from outright hoaxes to political propaganda -- with the supreme goal of tipping the 2016 election to Donald Trump.

Through extensive efforts, he built a secret network of self-reinforcing sites from the ground up. He devised a strategy that got prominent personalities"including Trump -- to retweet misleading claims to their followers.

And he fooled unwary American citizens, including the hacker's own father, into regarding fake news sources more highly than the mainstream media....



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-14 12:32 PM | Reply

He's kinda like a guy who burns an orphanage for the insurance money and thinks he can offset the damage by telling people how he did it.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-14 02:38 PM | Reply

I am interested in what oversight actions led to the dismantling of the propaganda machine he built. I bet there are a lot of good lessons there.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-14 03:40 PM | Reply

An independent information operations campaign.

Or was it independent?

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-14 03:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

An independent information operations campaign.
Or was it independent?

#4 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Unknown.

They use a fake name for the company in the article.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-10-14 06:17 PM | Reply

How long will we have to put up with Republicans "bogus stories, conspiracy theories, and propaganda"?

It's like a big -- to America. They can lie to you and there is nothing you can do about it. But suffer the consequences of the lies.

How long do we have to suffer these fools and all their lies?

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-15 01:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Life in prison seems appropriate to me. He wanted to destabilize a country for profit.
Isn't that terrorism?

#7 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-10-15 05:01 PM | Reply

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